Since I’ve become so enamored of Half-Square Triangles (HSTs) in the last six months, I always look with interest at the blog posts from Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts for her Modern HST Sampler. Yesterday I saw that Jess of Elven Garden Quilts posted a tutorial for a block called Introspection. I found this block very striking and thought it would be perfect for the LAST block for my Terra Australis sampler quilt. As of last Friday (July 15th), I had 18 of my 25 blocks sewn. Well, I put it in high gear and have sewed my butt off (unfortunately you can’t really tell!) and finished six more squares.
This morning I started to lay out the Introspection block for Block 25, the last block for my Terra Australis quilt. Below is the layout following Jess’ tutorial:
I like how this block looks, but then I wondered how it would look flipping the outer corners:
I think the last layout fits in well with all my other blocks. I’m not going to sew it until the morning because I make the most STUPID mistakes when I sew when I’m tired. I’m wondering which layout you prefer?
In case you want to take a look at my first 18 blocks, here’s a pic: